Kentucky-based designer Robert Beatty’s succulent, technicolor, psychedelic-tinged, airbrush-like artworks can sometimes grace the covers of bands’ albums, thus making them cool, successful and lucky in love and good fortune forever. Robert’s magic touch is a unique style lifted from way back when life on earth was cooler, and from some cauldron of fluid in his brain from which he draws impressive draughtsmanship and weird ideas.
These novels aren’t exactly the kind of fine literature that we would urge you to read, however, reading the covers and enjoying the illustrations is a whole other thing. There might be a twinge of sexism here (just maybe a little), but knowing that, you can still have a laugh at how ridiculous some of these covers are. Some of these covers border on blatant exhibitionism (aka just plain naughty). Charles Copeland’s illustrative style is great, and compliments it all very well.
Brigitte Bardot on the cover of a Consort Magazine from 1960? Kind of cool, right? Somewhere in a search of magazine covers from the 1960s not done by George Lois, we found a site that has a bunch of vintage magazine covers from the early 1960s.
You know George Lois. He did all the iconic Esquire Magazine covers, and he had a fantastic retrospective of the covers at the MoMA a few years back. And The Selby went by to say hello to George, and now the pictures are posted, and as always, George knows how to design things, in this case, his home.
We haven’t got our new Juxtapoz in the mail, but we are happy to see that the July 2010 issue has one of our favorite duos, Os Gemeos on the cover. Their output has been fantastic this year, and its good to see it captured in time like this.